Monthly Archives: March 2013

Iraq – Is It Actually Possible To Have A Discussion Rather Than An Excommunication Where The Iraq War Is Concerned? – Well, Maybe – 31 March 2013

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/02/hawkswere-wrong-iraq-worse-now I thought this article was interesting for proving me wrong that those who are still fighting rhetorical battles about the Iraq War are incapable of treating their topic as if it were a debate rather than an excommunication. This … Continue reading

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North Korea – US – The Return Of Nixon’s Madman Theory – Kim Jong-un Should Give Tricky Dick Props, Since The Guy Wrote The Script He’s Now Playing From – Still, Let’s Remember How Well This Worked For Nixon – 31 March 2013

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madman_theory Those who are trying to figure out what, exactly, the North Koreans are doing right now might want to take a moment to remember a certain foreign policy theory generated by a former Republican president of the United States … Continue reading

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Intellectual History – The Dark Ages? – Well, Maybe Not That Dark, But Let’s Not Get Forget That People Were Upset During The Renaissance And Reformation For A Reason – 28 March 2013

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Ages_(historiography) I have a son who thinks the Middle Ages is one of the greatest historical periods. Granted, he’s eleven and he has projected a little bit of the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter onto the actual historical … Continue reading

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US – In Response To A Comment That “The Dirty Hippies Got it Right” About Iraq – First Off, Dirty Hippies Aren’t Particularly Conformist In Their Opinions – But On Top Of That, There Is Some Question About What Being “Right” About Iraq Actually Involves – 24 March 2013

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/More_Sorry_People#ixzz2ONH4tQU8 I know this will prompt some kind of a “now, now” reaction, but I fear the “rhetorical mission accomplished” the anti-imperialistas are pushing with regard to being “right” about Iraq. (Also, there are lots of us dirty hippies who … Continue reading

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US – Don’t Try To Make This A “Bipartisan” Comparison – The Last Time The Democrats Were A Party Estranged From A Changing America Is When Stephen Douglas Led It – 24 March 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-numbers-prove-it-the-republican-party-is-estranged-from-america/2013/03/22/3050734c-900a-11e2-9abd-e4c5c9dc5e90_story.html The comparison made in this article is between Eugene McCarthy/George McGovern dragging the Democrats “too far” to the left and the current Tea Party fringe dragging the Republicans “too far” to the right. The Democrats were estranged from America … Continue reading

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US – Stand With Rand, But Do It Someplace Else – 22 March 2013

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_22840188/dana-milbank-standing-republican-sen-rand-paul-nervously Isn’t it interesting that Rand Paul seems to be providing lefties and liberals numerous examples of his presumed left-liberal street cred, so people who hate his survival-of-the-richest economic views and troglodyte positions about the Civil and Voting Rights Act … Continue reading

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